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June 5th, 2014

Podcast 170 — An emergency physician has the tables turned on her and returns with lessons for all clinicians

Dr. Charlotte Yeh was crossing the street in Washington, D.C., on her way to dinner when a car hit her. She ended up in a Level I trauma center, and the experience was sobering for its reminder that in our drive to measure quality indicators, the patient may end up ignored or forgotten. Running […]


September 25th, 2013

Podcast 168: The Camden Coalition’s work on alleviating the discontinuity of medical care

Running time: 10 minutes The Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers formed about 10 years ago as a quarterly breakfast club of primary-care providers who were frustrated in their attempts to bring care to comprehensive care to their patients in Camden, N.J. The Coalition’s found and executive director, Dr. Jeffrey Brenner (himself a family physician) […]


August 21st, 2013

Podcast 166: Delirium and intensive care

Running time: 19:45 This week’s guest is Yoanna Skrobik, a Montreal intensivist and author of an intriguing commentary on a Lancet Respiratory Medicine paper on the (non)effect of haloperidol in influencing the incidence or length of delirium/coma in critically ill patients. Physician’s First Watch coverage of the Lancet articles Nurse-facilitated family participation Early physical/occupational […]


September 30th, 2011

Podcast 132: In discussing a child’s overweight with parents, words matter

Words really do matter, and for clinicians discussing a child’s overweight with parents, words can hurt, stigmatize, and discourage parents from taking the right actions. In a brief interview, the author of a Pediatrics study talks about the best approach to take in these discussions. There are no “magic words,” rather the approach should […]


September 16th, 2011

Podcast 130: If you’re a clinician concerned about health costs, wash your hands — don’t just wring them

Health Affairs has a study in which a few simple, but rigorously followed patient-care procedures in a pediatric ICU dropped infection rates, mortality, lengths of hospital stay, and total costs. Sound too good to be true? Well, it wasn’t exactly easy, but the results were real and measurable. Listen in and see whether this […]


September 10th, 2010

Podcast 100: Practical informed consent

We’re not talking about philosophy here, but practical clinical approaches to making sure your patients understand what they’re agreeing to, and have the information to ask the right questions before they sign that form. It’s podcast 100. I’m always looking for ways to make this useful, and if you have any reactions, please drop […]


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